Sportfreunde Lotte

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VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
Full name Verein für Laufspiele Sportfreunde
Lotte e.V. von 1929
Nickname(s) Blau-Weiß
Founded 1929
Ground Frimo Stadion
Ground Capacity 10,059
Chairman Hans-Ulrich Saatkamp
Manager Ismail Atalan
League 3. Liga
2015–16 Regionalliga West, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

VfL Sportfreunde Lotte is a German association football club from Lotte, North Rhine-Westphalia. The football team is part of a sports club with approximately 1400 members and departments for handball, walking, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as other activities.


The association was established as the gymnastics club Turnverein Lotte in 1929. After World War II the club was re-established as VfL Sportfreunde Lotte on 9 February 1946 and was built around football and handball departments.

Lotte won its way to the Verbandsliga Westfalen (V) in 1996 and after a title there in 2004 was promoted to the Oberliga Westfalen (IV), later Regionalliga West. They won that league in 2012–13 but lost the promotion game to RB Leipzig. The season after, in 2013–14, the club finished in second place. It won the Regionalliga West once more in 2015–16 and, after defeating Waldhof Mannheim in the play-off, earned promotion to the 3. Liga for the first time.[1]

Sportfreunde plays their home matches in the Frimo Stadion (formerly the Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz) which holds 10,059 spectators.

Notable coaches[edit]

  • Manfred Wölpper (2008)
  • Maik Walpurgis (2008–2013)


The club's honours:


Current squad[edit]

As of 26 October 2016

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK David Buchholz
3 Germany DF Tim Wendel
4 Germany DF Gerrit Nauber
5 Germany DF Matthias Rahn
6 Germany MF Tim Gorschlüter
7 Germany MF Alexander Hettich
8 Poland MF André Dej
9 Germany FW Saliou Sané
10 Germany FW Bernd Rosinger
11 Germany FW Luka Tankulić
14 Poland MF Patrick Schikowski
15 Germany MF Moritz Heyer
No. Position Player
16 Germany DF Nico Neidhart
17 Germany MF Nico Granatowski
19 Germany FW Kevin Freiberger
20 Portugal MF Kevin Pires-Rodrigues
21 Germany DF Phillipp Steinhart
22 Germany DF Dennis Engel
23 Germany DF Alexander Langlitz
24 Poland MF Jarosław Lindner
27 Germany MF Dennis Brock
30 Germany GK Benedikt Fernandez
31 Germany MF Marcel Kaffenberger
33 Germany GK Yannick Zummack


  1. ^ "Regensburg, Lotte und Zwickau steigen in die 3. Liga auf" (in German). Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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